Glen Baxter (journalist)

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Glen Baxter is a Canadian television journalist, currently a host of CTV's In Fashion and a reporter for FashionTelevisionChannel.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Raised in Montreal, Glen Baxter moved to Toronto to study journalism at Ryerson University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Arts.

Career[edit]

While still a student at Ryerson University, Glen Baxter began his career in television with a brief stint as a producer at YTV. While at YTV, Glen also landed his first job on TV as an arts and entertainment on-camera reporter for French CBC (Société Radio-Canada) on the station’s weekly show Survolt. In 1991, Glen received a call from Canadian television guru Moses Znaimer and landed a job at MuchMusic as an on-air reporter for FAX (now MuchNews). He made the jump to entertainment as a reporter for Citytv's CityPulse in Toronto. In 2001, Glen became host of In Fashion and reporter for FashionTelevisionChannel,[2] where he reports on fashion, design and photography.

Every season, Glen can be seen reporting on-site at Toronto Fashion Week,[3] and Montréal Fashion Week.[4]

Projects[edit]

Baxter's photographs from Asia, Africa and the Middle East were displayed in four solo exhibitions. He has raised more than $50,000 for Right To Play from his annual exhibits and auctions. He also spent time visiting the charity’s programs in the African nations of Benin and Ethiopia,[5] where he met with volunteers and children who benefit from the organization's work.

Baxter has also volunteered for the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research (CANFAR) as a junior committee member for five years, where he helped organize and attended the foundations’ 8-Ball and Red Party, which helped raised close to half a million dollars for HIV/HIV/AIDS research.[6]

Baxter has also been a guest speaker and regular host for John Ralston Saul's Le Francais Pour L'Avenir (French for the Future), where he encouraged high school students to speak and learn French and shared his thoughts on bilingualism.

In March 2009, Glen became Honorary Chair of SNAP!09, an annual photographic fundraiser held in Toronto that benefits the AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT).[7]

In September 2009, Glen emceed The Best of Canada Interior Design Awards in Toronto. In October of the same year, Glen moderated FASHION//NEXT: The Annual Forum for Toronto’s Next Generation of Fashion Industry Professionals.

On June 11, 2009, he hosted the Canadian Centre for Architecture’s annual event in Montreal, attended by Quebec Premier Jean Charest and Montreal Mayor Gérald Tremblay.[8]

He has appeared in the Toronto Star’s Top 10 Best Dressed Men in Canada and earned a style award from The Globe and Mail in 1996.

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